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Senior GIS FEMA Production Task Lead

  • Job reference: NA-002262
  • Sector: Applied Technologies, Environment, Water
  • Location: Kansas City
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business unit is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business unit was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented self-starter to join our Kansas City, MO Office as a Senior GIS FEMA Production Task Lead

Major Function/Role:
Under direction, provides the expertise of a seasoned GIS practitioner to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional problems. May function as a lead GIS consultant. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.

Job Duties:
Work involves GIS studies of considerably complex problems or GIS support to complex projects. Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices.  Specific duties will includes:

  • Coordinate with the Scientists and Engineers concerning the required data needed for a specific FEMA study
  • Validate the data received from Scientists and Engineers passes FEMA DVT requirements or can be adjusted to pass
  • Work with PM to identify GIS data needed to complete the FEMA study
  • Inform the PM of any issues with receiving required data such as incomplete data or time delays that can’t be rectified by dealing directly the Scientist or Engineer
  • Directly oversee the work of any junior GIS staff assigned to the project
  • Assign FEMA work as need be to junior GIS staff
  • Ensure junior GIS staff completing work on time, within budget and with high quality
  • Help the PM identify the GIS needs, time frames, and staff for FEMA project
  • Be involved with all technical discussions and meetings between the PM and client
  • Be responsible for all FEMA submittals related to GIS work (QR1, QR3, QR5)
  • Ensure the quality of the GIS data per FEMA guidelines
  • Ensure the quality of the mapping per FEMA guidelines
  • Be responsible for training junior GIS staff as needed for the project
  • Identify any GIS related issues that could put the project at risk

Education and Experience:
B.S. or B.A. or M. S. in Geography, Computer Science, or GIS related Environmental Discipline. This level may be achieved by GIS practitioners with 7 years of experience since Bachelor's degree or 6 years since Master's. Typical incumbent has 8-10 years experience.

Special Skills:
Proven technical writing and communication skills. Eligible for project management training.

Professional Registrations:
Professional certification/registration may be required depending on discipline

Additional Requirements:
FEMA flood insurance or flood risk map products knowledge required. HAZUS experience preferred.  Experience in managing GIS staff and workload a plus.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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